Library

The library supports the curriculum and the faculty of Trinity Lutheran College. Our focus, however, is on the hearts and minds of Trinity Lutheran College students, their growth in biblical study and the liberal arts, and their transformation as a result of our college and library. The library has books, journals, computers and various other resources for learning.

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Library Resources

Populi Online Catalog

To obtain books, place a hold on an item through online catalog. For detailed instructions, click here. A pick-up notice will be sent within a day. Books must be checked out at the circulation desk.

Search the Online Catalog

Online Journals

The following are links to online journal subscriptions provided by Trinity’s Library. These are accessible throughout any college-managed internet connection, as well as offsite with a login and password. The user name and password are available in the Library.

Online Classroom

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How do I check out books from the library?

At the Trinity Lutheran College Library, all of the materials that are available for loan are stored in the ‘Stacks’, which are located in the basement of the Campus Center. Please note that the resources available in the reference room, whether our reference library collection or the course books that are on reserve, are NOT available for check-out and MUST ONLY be used within the reference room of the library. 

To check-out materials from the library, you will need to go through the following steps:
  • Find the resource by searching the library database at https://tlc.populiweb.com/library/
    Use the search bar on the main page to locate a resource. Click here for more information about searching the catalog. 
  • Your library database search will bring up a list of all of the resources that match the search terms that you’ve used. If the resource you’re looking for is on the list, click on the link to view the information page about this resource.
  • On the information page, directly under the title in the center of the page, Populi will tell you whether or not the book is available to be checked out. If a copy is available for check out, you simply click on the ‘Place a hold’ link which is located directly under the picture of the book. If you are logged into populi at the time, a hold will be made on your account. The book will be available for collection from the library front desk at the start of the next business day.
  • When you are finished with the book, you can return the book to the drop-box at the circulation desk.
What if...

If the resource you’re looking for isn’t available in our catalog, you can use the WorldCat search to locate resources at other libraries around the world. WorldCat, along with search engines for journals and other resources, can be accessed through the Links tab on the Populi library page.

If you need the book immediately, you can contact the staff at the circulation desk who will collect the book for you at their soonest convenience.